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Sentence Equivalence #Q19-Wright brothers' first attempted

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Sentence Equivalence #Q19-Wright brothers' first attempted [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2014, 15:06
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Although the Wright brothers' first attempted flight in 1896 was a _____________ and subsequent efforts similarly ended in failure, they persisted and ultimately made the first successful airplane flight 1903.




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fiasco
debacle
hindrance
feat
triumph
precedent
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: Sentence Equivalence #Q19-Wright brothers' first attempted [#permalink] New post 29 May 2019, 04:54
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sandy wrote:
Although the Wright brothers' first attempted flight in 1896 was a _____________ and subsequent efforts similarly ended in failure, they persisted and ultimately made the first successful airplane flight 1903.
A) Fiasco
B) Debacle
C) Hindrance
D) Feat
E) Triumph
F) Precedent

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Explanation: fiasco and debacle are the only pair of synonyms among the options.


The key words here are ALTHOUGH and SIMILARLY

We can write: ALTHOUGH their first attempted flight was a _______ and other efforts SIMILARLY were BAD, the brothers persisted.

This tells us that the brothers persisted DESPITE facing adversity (bad experiences)

Let's predict BAD EXPERIENCE for the blank.

Now check the answer choices....
We can eliminate D, E and F because these words aren't negative.

Among the remaining answer choices, A and B are synonyms.

Aside: HINDRANCE is not quite the same as FIASCO and DEBACLE.
A HINDRANCE is something that prevents you from doing something. In of itself, HINDRANCE does not connote a BAD EXPERIENCE.

Answer: A, B

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Re: Sentence Equivalence #Q19-Wright brothers' first attempted [#permalink] New post 29 May 2019, 14:27
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I do not know what happened somewhere in time, the tags for some question changed.

This is for sure NOT a power prep question.
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Re: Sentence Equivalence #Q19-Wright brothers' first attempted [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2019, 07:02
sandy wrote:
Although the Wright brothers' first attempted flight in 1896 was a _____________ and subsequent efforts similarly ended in failure, they persisted and ultimately made the first successful airplane flight 1903.




Two Answers
fiasco
debacle
hindrance
feat
triumph
precedent

a nd b
Re: Sentence Equivalence #Q19-Wright brothers' first attempted   [#permalink] 13 Jun 2019, 07:02
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